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Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes: PCA/ACA 2016 3/22-3/25 Seattle, WA

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:04pm
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Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)
PCA/ACA 2016 Seattle, WA
The PCA/ACA annual conference is March 22 through March 25 in Seattle, WA

Submission deadline is October 1, 2015.

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database: http://ncp.pcaaca.org/
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules

CALL FOR PAPERS
Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes

Worlding the Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Conference February 25-28 2016

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 3:07pm
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University of South Carolina Program in Comparative Literature
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Over the past two or three decades, as global economic and cultural integration has accelerated, academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have begun to re-think what it means to practice an academic discipline in a global context. This shift has had different impacts in different disciplines. This has sometimes meant (re)discovering or inventing new objects of study, acquiring new skills, or even developing new theories and methods. Whatever the case, most disciplines continue to be challenged by the task of making their project a genuinely global one.

Call for Book Reviews

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:49pm
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The Shakespeare Newsletter
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The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks reviewers for the following monographs and essay collections:

    Aebischer, Pascale and Kathryn Prince, eds. Performing Early Modern Drama Today. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    Bromley, James M. Intimacy and Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    Caines, Michael. Shakespeare & the Eighteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

    Carson, Christie and Peter Kirwan, eds. Shakespeare and the Digital World: Redefining Scholarship and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Print.

Mental Health and Mental Illness Seattle 2016 March 21-25

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:34pm
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Popular Culture Association

Seattle, March 21st-25th, 2016
The Mental Health division enthusiastically welcomes all of the interested persons to present on topics which include popular culture and mental health/illness. Previous papers have addressed: literature, film, music, politics, religion, psychological theory, research and more.
In short, the division concerns itself with the ways in which popular culture both reflects and shapes the nature of our psychology.

New Technologies for Medieval and Renaissance Italy, March 17–20, 2016 (47th NEMLA Convention) Hartford Connecticut

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 2:23pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This roundtable on digital humanities and computer-assisted technology welcomes proposals dealing not only with the most famous figures of the times but also with chronicles, religious works, illumination, illustration and iconography, geography, architecture, music, and so on in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Of special interest are projects that deal with the development and application of recent technologies (including innovative uses for encoding, Data-Driven Documents, spatial mapping, GIS and GPS, text/data mining, corpus construction and so on) or new tools for dissemination, visualization and archiving. Please submit a 250-word abstract in English or Italian.

Home Video & Media Texts

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 12:20pm
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Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities

Call-for-abstracts Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
Special Issue: Home Video & Media Texts
Editor: Richard Nowell

CFP on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE. Conference 22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 11:51am
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Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
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DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.

For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).

Presentations related to fresh-water or sea-water may include topics like
Literature, comics, art, music, television & movies
History, politics, war & peace
Culture, anthropology & ecology
Folklore, mythology, legends & hoaxes
Ships, boats, etc.
Aquatic life
Recreation, travel, tourism & festivals

CFP: Gender and Fantasy

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:22am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

In her seminal Fantasy: A Literature of Subversion, critic Rosemary Jackson calls fantasy "a literature of desire", one that "traces the unsaid and unseen of culture, that which has been silenced, made invisible, covered over and made 'absent'". This issue of gender forum concerns itself with the manifold ways in which the fantasy genre is used to renegotiate these unseen desires, seeking to examine if and how it has moved on from the genre-specific stereotypes of wise wizard, wicked witch, strong hero, and damsel in distress. We are looking for contributions that analyse the role of gender in

Edited collection on American Cinema after 9/11. (Deadline November 1st 2015)

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:07am
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Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University

Authors are sought for one or two remaining chapters in a forthcoming edited collection under contract at Edinburgh University Press currently going under the name of "In the Shadow of 9/11": American Cinema in the 'War on Terror' era. The volume is edited by Terence McSweeney author of The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second (EUP, 2014).

The collection, which will be released around the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 in September 2016, intends to examine and interrogate the representation of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' in contemporary American film.

CFP: Sex and the Academy - Ghent University 22-23 February 2016

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:01am
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INSEP - International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics
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CFP: Sex and the Academy
22-23 February 2016, Ghent University, Belgium

A two-day workshop of the
International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics – INSEP
Hosted by CEVI – Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2
9000 Ghent – Belgium

http://www.insep.ugent.be/sexandtheacademy/

UC Berkeley Comp Lit Undergrad Journal ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Fall 2015 Issue {DEADLINE: September 18, 2015}

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 5:32am
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UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
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Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.

Call For Papers: UC BERKELEY COMPARATIVE LITERATURE UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL

Deadline: September 18, 2015 at 11:59 PM, PST

"Narrative Theory and Novel History" (special issue of Poetics Today) - November 30th, 2015

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:02am
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Paul Dawson/ University of New South Wales
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Contributions are being sought for a proposed special issue of Poetics Today on "Narrative Theory and the History of the Novel", to be guest-edited by Paul Dawson. Interested parties should submit a 300-word abstract to paul.dawson@unsw.edu by November 30th, 2015. A prospectus and list of potential contributors for the proposed issue will then be subject to peer review, and approval by the journal editor, Brian McHale. Submissions should be guided by, but not limited to, the following rationale and parameters:

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